January 20, 2018

Singapore Airlines 777 300ER Business Class Singapore to Frankfurt Review

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777

I checked out of the Grand Hyatt Singapore and headed to the Singapore Changi Airport and a stop at the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge.  I intended to fly back to the US, but I wanted to do it in business class.  I’ve found Singapore Airlines to be a really high quality airline but I’ve also had a lot of luck finding open business class award space on Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines allows one stop over when booking one way tickets.  However you need to speak with a customer service representative to book the stop over.  But booking an award ticket through a customer service agent prevents the 15% online booking discount.  My approach was to first book a direct award flight from Singapore to JFK for 135,000 Kris Flyer miles online (114,750 miles after the online discount).

I monitored Singapore Airline’s web site to see if a pair of flights were open on any days that would make it possible to make a stopover in Frankfurt.  About a week prior to my flight, when I was staying at the Park Hyatt Sydney, I found open space on the web site.  I called Singapore Airlines and politely asked if I could make the switch so that a three day stop-over was possible in Frankfurt before finishing the trip back at JFK in New York.  It was my lucky day as the agent made the switch and didn’t charge any additional miles beyond the initial 114,750 Kris Flyer miles.

Details

  • Singapore to Frankfurt Germany (stop-over with a final flight to JFK New York on the same award ticket).
  • Departure: 1:55pm.
  • Arrival: 8:40pm.
  • Duration: 12 hours and 45 minutes.
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER.
  • Seat: 17D.
  • Cash Cost: $5,438.56.
  • How I paid: 114,750 Kris Flyer miles (135,000 before the 15% online discount) and $443.52 in taxes.  I transferred Citi Thank You points to Kris Flyer miles to pay for the trip.  I earned the Citi Thank You points with a combination of regular credit card spending and the sign up bonus when I applied for the Citi Prestige credit card.

Seats

Thankfully the 12 hour flight from Singapore included the newer business class seats which have additional padding and recline fully.  My previous flight from Sydney on a Singapore Airlines A330 business class award ticket included the older regional business class seats which don’t recline to a fully flat position.  The new business class seats are available on Singapore Airbus A350 aircraft and retrofitted Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Singapore Airlines business class seating
Business class aisle in between the seats.
Singapore Airlines business class seat
Seat 17A in business class.
Singapore Airlines 777 business class seat
Business Class seat
Singapore Airlines business class entertainment centers
Entertainment centers in business class seats.
Singapore Airlines business class champagne before take-off
Champagne before take-off.
Singapore Airlines Business Class electrical outlets
Electrical outlets available in the business class seats.
Singapore Airlines business class seat storage
Plenty of extra storage in the business class seats.
Business class seat controls on Singapore Airlines
Business class seat controls.
Singapore Airlines business class menu
Business Class menu.
Singapore Airlines business class seats reclined
The Boeing 777 300ER business class seats recline to a fully flat position.
Singapore Airlines business class flat bed seats
The flat bed seat was really comfortable and easy to sleep on.

Menu

Singapore Airlines served the lunch menu on the flight to Frankfurt.  Notable menu items included:

Appetizer

  • Tian of Collosal, King Crab and Mango Salsa.

Main Course

  • Bistecca California – Grilled beef tenderloin with potato puree and peperonata.
  • Ban Mian – Handmade noodles with prawns, minced pork, ikan bilis, egg and vegetables.
  • Gaeng Phed Ped Yaang – Thai style red curry roasted duck, seasonal vegatable and steamed rice.
  • Grilled Lamb Kebab on a Farro, Pumpkin, Spinach and Beetroot Salad.

Dessert

  • Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream with passion fruit coulis.
  • Cappuccino Creme Brulee.

Cheese

  • Selection of Cheese – Red cheddar, camembert, and blue stilton.

Champagne & Wine

  • 2010 Vina Errazuriz La Cumbre Syrah, Valle De Aconcagua, Chile.
  • 2007 Taittinger Brut Millesime, Champagne, France.
  • Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, Champagne, France.
  • 2013 Balthasar Ress Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany.
  • 2013 Merryvale Starmont Chardonnay Carneros, Napa Valley, USA.
  • 2010 Chateau Peyrabon Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France.
  • 2013 Heirloom Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia.
  • 2010 Vina Errazuriz La Cumbre Syrah, Valle de Aconcagua, Chile.

My Choices

Appetizer

  • Tian of Collosal, King Crab and Mango Salsa.
Singapore Airlines Business Class King Crab and Mango Salad
King Crab and Mango Salad

Main Course

  • Bistecca California.
Singapore Airlines Business Class Steak
Singapore Airlines Business Class Steak

Dessert

  • Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream with passion fruit coulis.
Singapore Airlines Business Class Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
Chocolate Truffle ice cream.
Singapore Airlines passion fruit cake
Passion Fruit cake.

Final Thoughts

Business class on Singapore Airlines can really spoil you.  Flying on the Boeing 777 300ER with the fully flat seats was a much better experience than the almost fully flat seats on the Singapore A330 business class flight.  The only thing I enjoyed more than this flight was the Singapore Airlines Suites flight on the Airbus A380.

About First Class Travel Guide 128 Articles
Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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